Vincent Sparreboom, 13 mins | Netherlands, 2019

While on the verge of a manic episode, the mother of the director gets involved in a suspicious internet relationship. When the director finds out this is a dating scam, he takes on the role of protective parent over his mother, revealing the reversed roles that have developed over the years...

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Competition International Documentary


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Mama Mania is Vincent’s first short documentary, which was largely shot during his first year in filmschool (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht). The film celebrated it’s World Premiere at Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and will celebrate it’s International Premiere at DOK Leipzig. Recently, Mama Mania has also been acquired by Dutch public broadcast NPO. Vincent aims to make scene-based, observational documentaries with a strong personal angle and dramatic structure.